Company Name: OctaiPipe
Location: London, UK
Sector: Edge AI Platform
Funding Details: Raised £3m in pre-Series A funding and a £500k grant from Innovate UK. The round was led by SuperSeed, with participation from Forward Partners, D2, Atlas Ventures, Martlet Capital, Gelecek Etki VC, and Deeptech Labs.
Purpose of Investment: To further develop proprietary Federated Learning technology and scale the platform’s availability for IoT-dependent critical industries like Energy, Utilities, Telecoms, Manufacturing, and connected device OEMs.
Leadership: CEO Eric Topham; Chief Revenue Officer Arnaud Lagarde
Product: An end-to-end Federated Learning Operations (FL-Ops) platform designed for data scientists and AI engineers in critical infrastructure sectors. OctaiPipe enables deployment and automation of AI to the Edge, orchestrating distributed machine learning across networks of IoT devices. The platform is available as a service on Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Private Cloud.
About Company: Launched in 2022 and led by CEO Eric Topham, OctaiPipe aims to provide a secure and efficient platform for AI deployment in critical infrastructure contexts. The company’s focus is on making Edge AI accessible and manageable for industries reliant on IoT technologies.
Current Deployment and Growth:
- Already in deployment with over 20 customers and device OEMs.
- Aims to enhance and expand its Federated Learning and Edge AI capabilities.
New Appointment: Arnaud Lagarde joins as Chief Revenue Officer, bringing expertise from his previous role at Humanising Autonomy, where he led sales and market initiatives in Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, and smart city solutions.